Carnival del Toro

Carnival del Toro

The Hillmann Column By Bill Hillmann I am working on a book called The Pueblos about my adventures attempting to run one hundred and one bull runs in the summer of 2016. Yet, there has always been one Pueblo which all my Spanish Mozo (bull-runner) friends have encouraged me to visit and I had yet to run. It is Carnival del Toro in Ciudad Rodrigo which follows the same dates as Mardi Gras and ends with Ash Wednesday. Luckily, I live in Louisiana and get the Mardi Gras dates off so I was able to finally make it to Carnival del Toro last week. Ciudad Rodrigo sits on a big hill, a beautiful 12th-century city wall encircles the many gorgeous…
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